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Re: Style guide

PostPosted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 12:25 pm
by chiisu81
Solomoriah wrote:Going over your revised R32, and I noticed you worked on standardizing the NPC statblocks (which I'll admit, I kept changing as I went along). I've decided I like it this way:

Yunkers: Human Magic-User 6, AC 11, #At 1, Dam 1d3, Mv 40', Ml 9, XP 555

I don't like the race/class/level in parens; I'd rather have it be as shown above. I'm revising R32 to this standard, but we'll have to review it to make sure I haven't missed any.

Note for myself to add/revise for next release.

Re: Style guide

PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:06 am
by chiisu81
R5 uploaded with revised NPC statblock note.

Re: Style guide

PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 12:58 pm
by chiisu81
Note to myself to add a section on monster stat-blocks as requested by coldrage.

Re: Style guide

PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:52 am
by chiisu81
R6 uploaded. Re-named "monster stat-block" section to "monster/npc stat-line", and added a "monster stat-block" section alongside it.

Re: Style guide

PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:11 pm
by laDracykei
I'm curious about the decision to make the spell names bold rather than italic. Was that a feature of B/X? I believe the standard of italicized spells go all the Chainmail.

Re: Style guide

PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 4:39 pm
by Solomoriah
It was my decision. Because I like it that way.

Re: Style guide

PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 5:37 pm
by laDracykei
It's not strange or bad, just different. I always liked italicizing spell names the way you might italicize the title of a book -- it gave a sort of artistic feel to them. It makes them feel like they're the name of something, and in a more subtle way than something like capitalization would. When they're bold instead, they look less like names to me and more like keywords. Now that I think about it, putting them in bold affords the same advantage to them as it does to keywords: it makes them easier to spot when scanning through the reference.

Re: Style guide

PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:41 pm
by Solomoriah
Easier to spot is why I like it that way.